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Lot 021: 1912 EMPIRE RUNABOUT ROADSTER

Van Dijk Collection, H&H Sales Limited (3 October 2005)

Finished in maroon over black with black deep-button upholstery, this particular Empire Runabout has been part of the collection since 1994. Powered by a pair-cast four-cylinder unit complete with magneto ignition, single carburettor and cooling fan, it features a single centrally mounted rear 'mother-in-law' seat. Riding on wooden artillery wheels, its leaf-sprung ladder frame chassis boasts rear wheel brakes only. Restored by Felix T. Graves of Broken Arrow Oklahoma in 1957, it remained in his ownership until 1993. A neat row of bulkhead-mounted brass plaques testify to its usage on the First Annual Mid West Tour in Oklahoma (1957), the Henryetta Parade (1957), the Santa Fe Trail (1959) and the Topeka Tour (1960).

Lot Details
Auction Van Dijk Collection
H&H Sales Limited, Syon Park, Brentford
TypeCar
Lot Number021
Estimate£10000-£12000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1912
Condition rating
Registration numberUN-REG
Mileage-
Chassis number532
Engine numberUNKNOWN
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors